LOS ANGELES, Calif.- Los Angeles based design and marketing firm Media Contour was presented with the American Graphic Design Award from GD USA magazine for their contributions to the marketing efforts of Deadlines.com, Artisthead and Advanced Swiss Precision. These awards were bestowed upon the Media Contour team for their logo designs for Artisthead and Advanced Swiss Precision; their overall design of the deadlines.com webpage was honored by the magazine as well.GD USA describes its annual awards as their “four decade old flagship competition, and is open to everyone in the graphic arts community – graphic design firms, advertising agencies, inhouse corporate and institutional designers, publishers and other media.” Each year, GD USA picks the top submissions and parades their work in their magazines and online publications that reaches graphic designers and small businesses across the country.Media Contour won awards for their logo designs for Artisthead, a website designed to assist musicians with copyrighting their material and establishing their own labels and Advanced Swiss Precision, a company that manufactures small fasteners and screws for complex and intricate mechanical devices. A third award was given to the firm for their overall design on deadlines.com, a company that provides event management to small firms and their staff in order to manage their various cases deadlines and upcoming events.“This is a great honor for us here at Media Contour,” says CEO Matt Dandurand. “We truly love what we do and hope that it shows in our work. We truly relish in this award but what really gets us going is when our clients appreciate what we have created for them.”Media Contour has been in business since 2004 and since its inception has created dozens of websites for businesses all across America. Over the years they have also been recognized for their design prowess by the W3 Awards, The Davey Awards, and The Communicator Awards.
Media Contour Wins 3 Awards From Graphic Design USA Magazine
Media Contour Now Regular Contributor For UX Magazine
Media Contour is proud to announce that we’ll be regular contributors to UX Magazine. Our series of interviews with industry leaders and innovators will be featured within the magazine. We’re incredibly grateful with such an honor, and very happy to be part of the UX Magazine family. If you’re not familiar with UX Mag, it’s an online magazine dedicated design excellence, usability, technological evolution, interface design and other areas.Our interview series has already included some big names. We have spoken with Jessica DuVerneay, Steve Portigal, Susan Weinschenk, Christopher Noessel, Alberta Soranzo and Maggie Hendrie and Don Norman thus far, and there are more slated. The interview series is geared for helping anyone with an interest in web design understand the ongoing evolution of technology, industry best practices, different techniques and tactics for achieving the right style and usability, and a great deal more. As the series progresses, it will include further topics, helping to ensure that readers are able to innovate with interactive design, improve responsive design skills and prepare for new technology coming down the pipe. Our interviews will feature regularly within the magazine’s pages (you can check out our interview with Steve Portigal and Don Norman). Of course, don’t read the magazine just for our interviews. There is plenty of other great content to inform, educate, illuminate and lead you to better results. If you have questions involving anything related to user design, chances are good that you’ll find several articles, news stories or op/ed pieces that offer insight and information. The magazine’s mission is “to be the destination for people and companies looking to understand the value of experience-orientation, and to learn the tactics and strategies behind successful user and customer experiences,” and we’re immensely proud to be a part of this worthy initiative.
Top 20 Best Web Developers by Expertise.com
Top Web Developers in Los Angeles 2022
Expertise.com scored 460 Web Developers in Los Angeles and Picked the Top 20: Media Contour is proud to have made that list. Congratulations team!
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Is User Research Important? Expert Steve Portigal Says So
Our very own Art Director & CTO, Luke Swenson, was able to catch up with Steve Portigal at the Los Angeles User Experience Meetup & IxDA organized by Crystal Ehrlich. Steve was able to give us (and you, our readers) a great deal of information about user research, and if you’re not sure just how important that research really is, his interview is more than worth a few minutes of your time. User research is probably one of the least understood aspects of business, particularly when it comes to user design, or even product value and utility. Steve points out that just because you can make something, that doesn’t immediately mean that it’s worth making. Does it answer the needs or problem of the ultimate end user? That’s one thing that user research excels at doing – ferreting out the answers to questions like “how does it help our users” and “what need does it fill for our users”. User design is, after all, about the users. View the full article on UXmag.com. Steve was very direct in his answers, especially on some of the most important topics out there today, and happily expanded on several vital points. Quite a few questions abound on exactly what types of user research even exist – Steve managed to pack a lot of information into his response. He was also particularly enlightening on when you should invest in user research. If you’d like to read the entire interview with Steve Portigal, you can catch it over at UX Magazine. You should also make sure to check out Steve’s book, Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights. Not only is it a great read, but it’s very illuminating when it comes to really digging into how to interview users and conduct research while asking the right kinds of questions.